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Primeur weekly 2019-09-30

Exascale supercomputing

ENERXICO: Empowering the Mexican energy sector with supercomputing ...

Quantum computing

Sound of the future: A new analogue to quantum computing ...

Brown, Dartmouth researchers to explore materials, matter states for quantum technologies ...

'Valley states' in this 2D material could potentially be used for quantum computing ...

DOE awards Argonne $4.15 million for research in quantum computing and networking ...

What's in a name? D-Wave unveils next-generation system name, announces first next-generation system customer & demonstrates lower-noise performance ...

U.S. Army project brings quantum internet closer to reality ...

Machine learning at the quantum lab ...

Focus on Europe

The European Union supports secure quantum communication through OPENQKD project ...

Eight million euro for supercomputer handed over to TU Dresden ...

PRACE Ada Lovelace Award 2020 - Call for Nominations is open ...

Kalray CTO receives award for HiPEAC paper about Kalray MPPA technology ...

Submer Technologies & 2CRSi Deliver HPC to JRC ...

PHIDIAS - Prototype of HPC/Data Infrastructure for On-Demand Services ...

Do not miss this great European Event at CINECA Bologna: Get ready for the CODES@OEHI Hackathon ...

Middleware

Adrian Tate named as new CEO of The Numerical Algorithms Group ...

Hardware

Study finds on-premises systems are critical to enterprise AI implementations ...

WekaIO opens office in Washington DC to support customer growth in government and federal agencies ...

GRC announces new OEM partnership agreement with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise to deliver immersion-cooling systems with HPE servers ...

Tachyum joins Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA with new headquarters in Santa Clara ...

Using light to speed up computation ...

Keren Bergman wins $4,8 million DARPA grant ...

Computer scientist increasing efficiency of systems in high-speed networking environments ...

Rambus announces portfolio of advanced memory and SerDes PHYs on TSMC N7 process ...

CENIC and Link Oregon partner to establish a high-speed Oregon-California network connection for research, education, and other public/non-profit organisations via Internet2 transport ...

HPE completes acquisition of supercomputing expert Cray Inc. ...

Hazelcast to accelerate high-performance computing solutions in collaboration with Intel ...

Missouri S&T wins nearly $2 million for supercomputer system to advance statewide computational research and education ...

Reinventing the network stack for compute-intensive applications ...

HPE advances AI R&D and fuels scientific discovery in new supercomputer for MIT Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center ...

Compute at the speed of light ...

New MEGWARE Compute Cluster is put into operation at TU Freiberg ...

Supermicro high-performance 4-way MP SuperServer now available as Intel Select Solution for SAP HANA ...

Applications

Supercomputer simulations help optimize floating wind farms ...

Aldec cuts ASIC design prototype bring-up time with HES-DVM's automatic partitioning tool and faster HDL-to-FPGA compilation times ...

University of Delaware professor's team chosen to develop apps for Oak Ridge National Laboratory computer ...

Today's forecast: How to predict crucial plasma pressure in future fusion facilities ...

UC San Diego receives $4,6 million from NIMH for brain imaging data 'gateway' ...

Fujitsu and PeptiDream leverage quantum-inspired tech in joint research to accelerate drug discovery ...

Last Call for HPC Innovation Excellence Awards, Hyperion Research announces ...

The Cloud

Mellanox announces support solutions for SONiC Open Source Network Operating System ...

Mellanox announces support solutions for SONiC Open Source Network Operating System

25 Sep 2019 Sunnyvale - Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has introduced ASIC-to-Protocol (A2P) customer support solutions for the SONiC Network Operating System (NOS) on Mellanox Spectrum switches.

SONiC - Software for Open Networking in the Cloud - is a fully open sourced NOS for Ethernet switches, first created by Microsoft to run Microsoft Azure and now a community project under the Open Compute Project (OCP). SONiC is built on the Switch Abstraction Interface API (SAI) and breaks down traditional monolithic switch software into agile, microservices-based containerized components. This model accelerates innovation within the NOS and the data centre by breaking vendor lock-in and simplifying switch programmability, allowing network operators to choose the best-of-breed switching platforms. SONiC offers a full suite of network functionality - like BGP, ECMP, VXLAN, IPv6, and RDMA - that has been deployed and production-hardened in some of the largest data centres in the world.

Mellanox pioneered the Open Ethernet approach to network disaggregation with multiple families of Ethernet switches supporting a wide range of open network operating systems, including SONiC. Democratizing web-scale network automation and visibility, Mellanox is making SONiC available and accessible to tier-2 cloud providers, telcos, and large enterprises that want to embrace open source technologies and leverage the R&D investments of hyperscaler Cloud titans in a vendor-supported networking environment.

Already a major contributor to SONiC, Mellanox is announcing support offerings for customers running large deployments of the SONiC NOS on Mellanox SN2000 and SN3000 switches. Mellanox is the first switch vendor to offer comprehensive A2P support contracts for both hardware and software to customers deploying SONiC on Mellanox switches. This A2P support covers all aspects of the switch hardware and software, including the ASIC, SAI, switch system hardware, NOS, and networking protocols.

To accelerate initial SONiC deployments, Mellanox is also creating SONiC starter kits that go beyond a simple bundle of parts. The Mellanox SONiC starter kits are built around tested and verified use-cases with sample switch configurations, topology guides, test plans, and Ansible scripts to simplify and speed up deployments. Open source solutions come with great benefits while requiring the best level of support. These SONiC starter kits are designed to accelerate the adoption of open source data centre automation across Cloud and enterprise customers. Mellanox ASIC-to-Protocol support ensures single-vendor ownership of support and faster time to resolution for any issues.

Mellanox rounds out the networking solution with world-class SONiC training from the Mellanox Academy, a SONiC certification program for network engineers who want to become proficient with Cloud scale tools and operations. Customers can sign up for this training today at Mellanox Academy.

"SONiC is an amazingly versatile and scalable NOS for the data centre, and Open Ethernet is an incredibly powerful concept", stated Amit Katz, Vice President of Ethernet Switches, Mellanox Technologies. "Every week we hear from more customers who want to combine the power of SONiC with the best-in-class switch silicon in Mellanox Spectrum. Our unique support offering and vast SONiC experience make this easy for new and existing SONiC customers."

Yousef Kahlidi, Corporate Vice President, Azure Networking at Microsoft Corp., stated: "SONiC delivers scalable and efficient Cloud networking that offers one optimized NOS that runs on a variety of best-of-breed switches. Offering support for SONiC on their switches allows Mellanox to bring the benefits of SONiC to a larger customer segment."

"Meituan is deploying SONiC in production because it is a non-proprietary, open NOS that has the features and scale we need for our cloud data centres", stated Lei Zheng, Leader of the SONiC team at Meituan. "SONiC works well on Mellanox and it gives us full network visibility features needed to operate a modern data centre. We are extremely excited that our upcoming SONiC deployment will be fully supported by a world class networking company like Mellanox."

In addition, Mellanox is introducing today new OCP SmartNICs powered by the ConnectX-6 Dx ASIC and BlueField-2 I/O Processing Unit (IPU), joining the broad Mellanox OCP adapter portfolio of ConnectX-4 Lx and ConnectX-5 OCP 2.0 and OCP 3.0 adapter cards. Mellanox advanced network adapters enable faster and more efficient Cloud, storage, security, AI, machine learning, video streaming, and Big Data solutions for Cloud, telco and enterprise customers. The Mellanox OCP SmartNIC portfolio delivers unprecedented performance and advanced features including Mellanox multi-host, Mellanox socket-direct and host-based management, which complement the Mellanox Open Ethernet switches and expanded support for SONiC.

Source: Mellanox

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-09-30

Exascale supercomputing

ENERXICO: Empowering the Mexican energy sector with supercomputing ...

Quantum computing

Sound of the future: A new analogue to quantum computing ...

Brown, Dartmouth researchers to explore materials, matter states for quantum technologies ...

'Valley states' in this 2D material could potentially be used for quantum computing ...

DOE awards Argonne $4.15 million for research in quantum computing and networking ...

What's in a name? D-Wave unveils next-generation system name, announces first next-generation system customer & demonstrates lower-noise performance ...

U.S. Army project brings quantum internet closer to reality ...

Machine learning at the quantum lab ...

Focus on Europe

The European Union supports secure quantum communication through OPENQKD project ...

Eight million euro for supercomputer handed over to TU Dresden ...

PRACE Ada Lovelace Award 2020 - Call for Nominations is open ...

Kalray CTO receives award for HiPEAC paper about Kalray MPPA technology ...

Submer Technologies & 2CRSi Deliver HPC to JRC ...

PHIDIAS - Prototype of HPC/Data Infrastructure for On-Demand Services ...

Do not miss this great European Event at CINECA Bologna: Get ready for the CODES@OEHI Hackathon ...

Middleware

Adrian Tate named as new CEO of The Numerical Algorithms Group ...

Hardware

Study finds on-premises systems are critical to enterprise AI implementations ...

WekaIO opens office in Washington DC to support customer growth in government and federal agencies ...

GRC announces new OEM partnership agreement with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise to deliver immersion-cooling systems with HPE servers ...

Tachyum joins Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA with new headquarters in Santa Clara ...

Using light to speed up computation ...

Keren Bergman wins $4,8 million DARPA grant ...

Computer scientist increasing efficiency of systems in high-speed networking environments ...

Rambus announces portfolio of advanced memory and SerDes PHYs on TSMC N7 process ...

CENIC and Link Oregon partner to establish a high-speed Oregon-California network connection for research, education, and other public/non-profit organisations via Internet2 transport ...

HPE completes acquisition of supercomputing expert Cray Inc. ...

Hazelcast to accelerate high-performance computing solutions in collaboration with Intel ...

Missouri S&T wins nearly $2 million for supercomputer system to advance statewide computational research and education ...

Reinventing the network stack for compute-intensive applications ...

HPE advances AI R&D and fuels scientific discovery in new supercomputer for MIT Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center ...

Compute at the speed of light ...

New MEGWARE Compute Cluster is put into operation at TU Freiberg ...

Supermicro high-performance 4-way MP SuperServer now available as Intel Select Solution for SAP HANA ...

Applications

Supercomputer simulations help optimize floating wind farms ...

Aldec cuts ASIC design prototype bring-up time with HES-DVM's automatic partitioning tool and faster HDL-to-FPGA compilation times ...

University of Delaware professor's team chosen to develop apps for Oak Ridge National Laboratory computer ...

Today's forecast: How to predict crucial plasma pressure in future fusion facilities ...

UC San Diego receives $4,6 million from NIMH for brain imaging data 'gateway' ...

Fujitsu and PeptiDream leverage quantum-inspired tech in joint research to accelerate drug discovery ...

Last Call for HPC Innovation Excellence Awards, Hyperion Research announces ...

The Cloud

Mellanox announces support solutions for SONiC Open Source Network Operating System ...